Hello! Are you missing Cinco de Drinko? er….Cinco de Derby?….um….Cinco de Mayo!? There we go! I know I am. I hope your weekend was filled with friends, fun and of course, a little booze. But maybe you’re feeling nostalgic, or maybe you’re just ready for summer. Whatever the reason, I have a great cupcake recipe to share with you! This is great anytime of year, but perfectly fitting as we roll into summer.
Key Lime Cupcakes.
Can I have a moment of silence for these babies?
Do you just want to dive right in?! I know I do.
Fluffy almond cupcakes with a lime vanilla frosting. Ugh. It doesn’t get much better than that.
The cupcake is not overwhelming sweet which means you can punch up the sweet and sour in the frosting. Match made in heaven.
This is one of the first “yellow” cake recipes that doesn’t have a metallic after taste to me which makes it great in my book. I don’t know what t is about the chemical reaction that happens between baking soda and buttermilk but sometimes it just has this gross after taste that I can’t get over.
Never fear, these don’t have that! And the yummy almond flavor is too good to pass up.
Now the frosting. Yum! Who doesn’t love buttercream frosting?! I take my basic buttercream frosting and jazz it up a bit with some lime extract and lime zest. I wouldn’t recommend using lime juice in the frosting, unless you like your frostings to be on the looser side. Up to you. The extract and zest is all you need to send it over the top!
So now all you need is a glass of vinho verde or this rosé sangria and your summer has been made.
See ya tomorrow!